Sarstoon-Temash Nationalpark in Belize in Gefahr
Posted by entdinglichung - 14. Dezember 2011
gefunden auf Rainforest Portal:
Action Alert: Protest Belize National Park Being Opened by Corrupt U.S. Oil Exploration to Illegal Logging
Belize’s renowned rainforests, beaches, and Mayan homelands are threatened with a resource rampage by a corrupt government confronted with massive foreign debt. With the Prime Minister’s permission, Colorado-based oil company US Capital Energy is drilling seismic testing lines through the ecologically spectacular Sarstoon-Temash national park – against international treaty commitments and a Belizean Supreme Court ruling. These cleared lines are now being used by poachers to ransack the rainforest, with stolen timbers transported to Guatemala and onward to China.